V.P. Singh Badnore

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Vijayendrapal Singh Badnore
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V P Singh Badnore meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh after being appointed Punjab Governor
Governor of Punjab
Assumed office
22 August 2016 [1]
Preceded by Kaptan Singh Solanki
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
In office
Preceded by Rampal Upadhyay
Succeeded by C. P. Joshi
Constituency Bhilwara
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
In office
5 July 2010 – 4 July 2016
Constituency Rajasthan
Personal details
Born (1948-05-12) 12 May 1948 (age 70)
Bhilwara, Rajputana, India
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Alka Singh
Children son Avijit Singh and daughter Divija Singh
Residence Bhilwara, Rajasthan (private)
Raj Bhavan, Chandigarh (official)
As of 14 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Vijayendrapal Singh Badnore (born 12 May 1948) is the Governor of Punjab, India. He was a member of Rajya Sabha, elected on 17 June 2010. He was earlier a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and 13th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Bhilwara constituency of Rajasthan and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.[2]

He was chosen as the Member of Parliament from Bhilwara (Lok Sabha constituency) from tenure 1999-2009.

As Punjab Governor[edit]

He was appointed as Governor of Punjab on 17 August 2016.[3]

Other Participation[edit]

  1. Initial experience in the Corporate World. Management Cadre in Escorts Ltd. 1970-1977.
  2. Sr. Managers Business Management Course at ASCI Hyderabad (1974)
  3. MLA – 4 Terms 1977-80,1985–90, 1993–98, 1998-99.
  4. Lok Sabha – 2 Terms. 1999-2004, 2004-2009.
  5. Rajya Sabha 2010 – 2016.
  6. Cabinet Minister in Bhairon Singh ji BJP Govt. in Raj. (Irrigation Dept.)
  7. Vice President in BJP Sangathan Raj. for over 15 years.
  8. Special interest in Energy (Power sector). Member of standing committee of Parliament for last 14 years. Convener of the Drafting committee of the Electricity Act 2003.
  9. Member of the Governing body of Mayo College Ajmer for the last 25 years. Architect of the Mayo School branches (Mayoor School) in various places including Abu Dhabi UAE.
  10. Chairman of the Tiger Task Force in Raj. After the Sariska debacle – when all tigers were poached in Sariska in 2003/2004. Rehabilitation of tigers done by translocation of tigers from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. First time in the world such a Herculean task was carried out. Panna tiger reserve also followed suit and tigers were then rehabilitated there as well.
  11. Attended senior parliamentary leadership program in the Yale University USA on their invitation in 2012.
  12. Was in charge of Bhilwara & Dungarpur - Banswara tribal belt in the state and general elections 2013 – 2014. In the state election of 2008 only 2 out of 17 seats came to BJP and lost both the MP seats, this time 14 out 17 MLA seats and both the MP seats were collected by the BJP.
  13. Enjoy an impeccable record of Honesty, Hardwork and Loyalty towards the BJP and was therefore selected to the Rajya Sabha seat in 2010 from Rajasthan.
  14. Was selected in the Times Of India survey of top 25 MPs’ of Lok Sabha in the year 2003-2008.


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Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Rampal Upadhyay
Member of Parliament
for Bhilwara

1999 – 2009
Succeeded by
C. P. Joshi
Political offices
Preceded by
Kaptan Singh Solanki
Governor of Punjab, India
22 August 2016 – Present
Succeeded by